Denarius 132-135 AD


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This coin, like the quarter shekel, is from the Second Jewish Revolt (the Kitos War 115–117 AD) where they struck over Roman denarii and drachmas of Antioch. Most of the coins during the Revolt had biblical symbols such as musical instruments, palm branches and grapes. The obverse has a lyre with 3 strings, and the legend reads “Simon.” The lyre, as a Temple instrument, served to remind Jerusalem’s defenders of the reason they were fighting. The reverse has a palm branch in a wreath with the inscription “of the Deliverance of Jerusalem.”
An Exact Replica

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in